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Subject: .no, .mq, .zr, .cs, .ke
Collection: Country Code Top-Level Domains, Internet in South Korea
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Introduced 1986
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Registry KISA
Sponsor KISA
Intended use Entities connected with
 South Korea
Actual use Popular in South Korea
Registration restrictions Registrants must have a local presence within South Korea; varying restrictions exist for registration under different second-level names
Structure Registrations are only allowed at the third level beneath second-level domains (,, ...) for standard domain names while internationalized domain names have to registered at the second level.
Documents Policies
Introduced 2011
TLD type Country code top-level domain
Status Active
Website [1]

.kr is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for South Korea (Republic of Korea). Registrations are processed via registration agents.

From September 2006, it became possible to register domain names directly under .kr (although this is currently only possible for internationalized domain names). Trademark holders and public bodies benefited from an "early registration period", after which the owners of .kr third-level domains had priority to get the corresponding second-level domains.

1. Sunrise I (September 18–November 20, 2006)

  • Governmental Bodies only

2. Sunrise II (November 21–February 27, 2007)

  • A holder of 3rd level .kr domain
  • The registered 3rd level domain and the 3rd level domain should be registered before March 13, 2006
  • The full name of registered trademark using same alphabetical order

3. Landrush (March 28–April 11, 2007)

  • Anyone or any business entity who has an address in the territory

4.General Registration (from April 19. 2007)

  • First-come first-served basis

In 2011 a new top-level domain was registered for South Korea, intended for domain names in the local language. The top-level domain is .한국 Domain names and working sites became active during 2011.


  • Domains and Subdomains 1
    • Defunct Domains and Subdomains 1.1
  • See also 2
  • External links 3

Domains and Subdomains

Domains and Subdomains Areas Registration qualifications
.kr Commercial Organizations or individuals Commercial Network Non-commercial Research Personal Individuals Government Administration, Legislation and Judicature Military Military organizations Colleges or universities Colleges or universities High schools High schools Middle schools Middle schools Elementary schools Elementary schools Schools Other education organizations Kindergartens Kindergartens Seoul Organizations or individuals that have a connection with the relevant areas Busan Daegu Incheon Gwangju Daejeon Ulsan Gyeonggi-do Gangwon-do Chungcheongbuk-do Chungcheongnam-do Jeollabuk-do Jeollanam-do Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongsangnam-do Jeju-do
한글.kr unlimited Organizations or individuals
.한국 Commercial

Defunct Domains and Subdomains

Domains and Subdomains Areas Reasons for cessation Busan Revision of the Korean romanization Daegu Incheon Gwangju Daejeon Gyeonggi-do Gangwon-do Jeollabuk-do Jeollanam-do Gyeongsangbuk-do Gyeongsangnam-do Jeju-do Network Changed to the

See also

External links

  • IANA .kr whois information
  • .kr whois online lookup

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